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Report on long-term results of artificial iris implants

A review of 34 patients with congential, traumatic iatrogenic aniridia who had surgery to implant artificial irises has found: No repositioning of prostheses was necessary. In cases of keratopathy (17.6 %) visual function increased from baseline mean. The remaining iris … Continue reading

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“Artificial iris implant surgery is not a very difficult procedure and is becoming more popular”

“Cataract surgery in eyes with iris defects can be challenging, but careful preparation as well as recent advances in surgical instruments and iris implants mean outcomes are significantly improving for these patients.” This was the subject of a presentation given … Continue reading

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Paralympians with aniridia

The most decorated paralympian ever has aniridia. She and at least two athletes who have aniridia were at the London 2012 Paralympics. There might also have been a runner and a physiotherapist with aniridia too. Most decorated Trischa Zorn from … Continue reading

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New approach to keratoplasty may be better for patients with iris implants

A study has found that Descemet’s stripping endothelial keratoplasty (DSEK) can be better than penetrating keratoplasty in eyes with an artificial iris. In eyes with partial or complete aniridia it helps restore clarity of corneas and may mean quicker improvement … Continue reading

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Capsular Tension Rings and Aniridia Rings in Pediatric Cataract surgery: A Case Series

Here are some slides detailing a medical study into the success of implants for aniridia patients. Credit: The original slideshow and transcript We also recently came across a page showing the various implants made by Morcher available for people with aniridia. … Continue reading

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